Welcome to my attempt at public accountability for series I want to start or continue in 2020. I can be SO bad at keeping up with series, especially ones where they are all out. The bright and new shiny books keep coming out and I know I’m already so behind. What ends up happening is I keep pushing them back and back until we get to the point where I am now. Today’s post is a commitment to series I want to start or continue. Please let me know if you love these or hate them!
My Series TBR of Shame
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. This is actually a little cheating because I’m currently buddy reading with Hannah and buddy reading is definitely helping me keep on track.
- Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston. I remember how much I adored Heart of Iron and stare at this sequel all the time with sadness. I need a space adventure, so PICK IT UP LILI.
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I met Kerri two years ago at Bookcon, and she was just the nicest so I need to read these.
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Some people have told me that this is their least favorite in the trilogy, so I am a little scared TBH.
- Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi. The next two of these are just I want to see what all the hype is about. With very hyped books I am always a little wary so we will see how it goes. I loved Taherah’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea so I am excited.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I have never read any Holly Black so I am VERY scared of this and the immense love this series has. Fingers crossed?
What I’ve Done in 2020
I just wanted to also say that I HAVE done some in 2020. I’m not just a procrastinator. This year I managed to read The Thunderhead, which took me months because pandemic land left me separated from my copy. I have also started An Ember in the Ashes and read A Torch Against the Light last month! So, you know, I’m making some slow progress.
I realize my list is VERY white. I think that’s because since I’ve been blogging I’ve made it a mission to read a lot of (Q)POC books and so these more hyped series, that don’t fall into these categories, normally just end on my shelves just not on my TBR. These series can be also VERY polarizing in people’s feelings, so I definitely think I’m approaching them from a different angle. I just wanted to talk about the overwhelming whiteness and say that these will BY NO MEANS take over my TBR, just a small addition to my overwhelmingly queer and authors of color list.